Dr Pendoley will speak on a project that she recently completed for the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy (DEE) to publish guidelines to minimize and mitigate the impact light pollution on the environment, specifically EPBC Act listed marine turtles, seabirds and migratory shorebirds.
The Guidelines take an outcome based approach to the protection of wildlife from the imapcts of light by; outlining the steps required to conduct an environmental impact assessment on artificial light (focusing on LEDs) and how it affects wildlife, describing a range of Best Practice Light Mangangement actions that should be incorporated into all new or retrofitted lighting projects, summarising the published impacts of light on the different species, and listing species specific light management actions that should be incorporated into the lighting design for projects that will overlap with known listed species or their habitats. The document assess the current and emerging technology used to monitor artificial light at night.
Meet the Speaker
Kellie Pendoley | Owner and Principal Scientist of Pendoley Environmental
Kellie is the owner and Principal Scientist of Pendoley Environmental, Perth WA, Australia. Kellie has more than three decades of experience in the environmental management of large-scale oil and gas developments, both in Australia and overseas. With her extensive knowledge of marine turtle biology and ecology, Kellie has designed and implemented an array of programs that manage industrial activities in the vicinity of marine turtle habitats.
This has led Kellie to develop techniques to monitor and model artificial light at night (ALAN), spending over 25 years in R&D of novel technology and techniques to quantify biologically meaningful light in the field and more recently exploring light modeling programs appropriate to wildlife receptors on a landscape scale. Most recently she co-authored the National Light Pollution Guidelines - including Marine Turtles, Seabirds and Migratory Shorebirds, which is the topic of todays presentation.
This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST).
Thanks to our event partner